Jan, I think you did the right thing. I was a LTC CNA for about 12 years before getting my RN, so I speak from experience. You established that you will not put up with this treatment.
Believe me, people like this just "come with the territory," and even nurses are stuck with them. Sometimes, after you assert yourself, they'll pretty much leave you alone. I found that one of the good things about being a CNA is that you can work independently, and not necessarily rely on help from one particular CNA.
Hopefully, your supervisor will give you assignments on either end of the building, or even different shifts.
Til then, remember that you don't have to interact with Ms. Pinkie&theBrain (I imagine people like her sit home and plot, "First the nursing home, then the world!"
). The key here is: You don't have to do what she says.
Next time she tries to boss you around, literally turn around and walk away. (It might help to explain politely to the charge nurse that you will not be taking orders from Ms. Megalomaniac
, as she is not your boss :wink2:, but you will do what the charge asks you directly.)
Every place you work, there will be people like that; trust me. I don't know where they come from.... but i wish they'd go back :chuckle
Let us know how it works out.
I'm living proof that you can survive this B.S. and move on to give excellent care to your Residents.